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One can go back toward safety or forward toward growth.
-- Abraham Maslow


Friday, May 10, 2002

Find a need and fill it

One of the most powerful ways to achieve success is also one of the most simple. Find a need and fill it. The bigger the need, the more successful you’ll be when you identify it and do what is necessary to address it. Look for what needs improvement, then be the person to deliver and sustain that improvement.

Everywhere you look there are opportunities to do so. In every situation there is the possibility of adding value, there are places where some attention, creativity, ingenuity and effort can make a big and continuing positive difference.

When you see a problem, when you spot a shortcoming, when you hear a complaint, you’re coming face to face with real and substantial opportunity. You’re seeing a hole that’s waiting to be filled with achievement.

You can be dismayed about how bad things are or you can be excited about the opportunities to make them better. Real and lasting success is achieved by making things better. The opportunities are all around you. Find a need and fill it, make the world a better place, watch as your most treasured dreams do indeed come true.

— Ralph Marston

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